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General Hospital Nurses' Ball Finale: Sabrina, Patrick & Emma Bring Down The House!

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Today was part three of General Hospital’s 50th anniversary celebration and the return of the Nurses’ Ball and what a finale it was!

Teresa Castillo as Sabrina led the way for the last number of the episode and the Nurses’ Ball, entitled, “You’re Not Alone” which was sung in honor of  little Emma Drake (Brooklyn Rae Silzer) who was brought to  the stage by her father, Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson).  Emma asks Sabrina and Patrick, “Do you think mommy is watching us?”  And from there the tears, and the hankies, for many General Hospital fans began to flow!

And what about Teresa Castillo’s beautiful singing voice and Jason Thompson’s?  Next, Emma runs to her grandmother Anna, the always splendid Finola Hughes, and what happens next was a wonderful show of support and unison by the cast of GH, as the Nurses’ Ball attendees surrounded the stage holding hands and standing tall as Sabrina and Patrick finished the final tune, with Robin’s (Kimberly McCullough) picture looking over them.   More hankies!

One other number that was also a favorite of the episode was Sonya Eddy’s Epiphany singing The Pointer Sisters classic “Jump” accompanied by The Revelations , who turned out to be none other than Monica (Leslie Charleson) and Tracy (Jane Elliot)!  And,  how about Lynn Herring as Lucy who navigated between one introduction to the other with humor, heart, and emotion, that made the whole evening palpable.  What a treasure Lynn is to the history of The Nurses Ball!

There was that phone call in the middle of it all, when Michael (Chad Duell) receives devastating news that Starr (MIA Kristen Alderson) is apparently not coming back to Port Charles!  Of course, we don’t know what was said on the other line!   Molly (Haley Pullos), TJ  (Tequan Richmond) and Nancy Lee Grahn’s  (Alexis) real-life daughter Kate, performed a song of Kate’s entitled, Private School Girls! 

And then there was “Britch” (Kelly Thiebaud) revealing she is “pregnant”!  So, is she really? And if so, who is the real baby daddy?  Patrick?  However, after that beat was revealed, it was Finola Hughes and Ian Buchanan’s as Anna and Duke and their touching scene with Emma backstage, after Emma is upset over Britt being pregnant, that provided another memorable moment on the episode.

Now below, watch Teresa Castillo, Jason Thompson and Broolyn Rae Silzer in the emotional heart-tugging Nurses’ Ball finale!  “You’re Not Alone” is now available on iTunes for purchase!   Let us know your thoughts on the final moments and your lasting impressions of The Nurses Ball 2013!

 

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Becky
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Becky

I just adore those 3 so much! Sabrina’s love for Emma and vice versa is so beautiful. Love Ron & Frank for giving us the Nurse’s Ball again! Also, seriously hoping Britt stole Lulu & Dante’s embryos & isn’t carrying Patrick’s kid.

Vicki
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Vicki

Ooh, clever about the embryos, hadn’t thought of that one just yet.

Robbyrob
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Robbyrob

Great plot twist there! What a mess but oh so watchable!

Jamie
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Jamie

I thought the SAME thing about the embryos…that way everyone gets a happy ending! Sabrina has really grown on me as a character I like (and I love Felix!) and as a match for Patrick. What will we do when Robin comes back? Aahhhh, soap operas!

jimh
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jimh

I hope Britt stole their embryo too…im the one who predicted Britt pregnant and even wrote the suggestion that she did steal their embryo, that way Britt would have more ties to other characters other than just Patrick plus more enemies too like Dante, Lulu, Luke and Laura. I hope Britt and her evil momma stick around but if the writers eventually kill off Britt maybe a year from now, there could be many suspects if the Spenser clan is also involved, and Dr.O could be the next Helena Luke and Laura would have to deal with, then a short… Read more »

jimh
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jimh

The list of possible suspects if Britt is killed off: Dante, Lulu, Luke, Laura, Maxi, Spinneli, maybe Ellie, Frisco, Felicia, Mac, Patrick, Sabrina, Robin(if she returns) or even little Emma who couldve pushed Britt during a kidnapping attempt, and Britt fell and hit her head! Maybe its Lucy Coe who kills Britt after learning Britt found Lucys old duck and ate him for dinner because of her pregnancy cravings! lol

Bonnie
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Bonnie

that is what I am thinking to about the embryo. But come on she is way to big for three months. Also last week there was no bump.

jimh
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jimh

A new way of aging a child on soaps…one day no baby bump…the next day the momma-to-be is big as a house…maybe with Britt and her family so evil its one of those demon or possesed babies in movies or shows that can grow very quickly…lol!

brittany
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brittany

i love sabrina and patrick this made me cry 🙂 i little emma too

brittany
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brittany

i mean to say i love little emma opps

tasneem
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tasneem

I agree Becky. These three can overcome any obstucles. Don’t know why people hate Sabrina. I agree I am a Scrubs fan but Kmc wanted to move on. I can see why Jason Thompson got angry wen someone chastied him for wat moving on. I <3 little Emma and the questions she had. Brit had no right to tell Patrick he of all people should be careful of diseases that was a dig at Robin and I hated for it. But the actor should be appuladed she knows we hate her , she showed me her vulnerable side wen she… Read more »

rebecca
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rebecca

Though I loved all the numbers…and yes was all misty during much of the episode…I wondered what happened to Bobby, Noah, Sonny, Carly…I know they need to save money and budget the show but for a moment like this filling up the room with extras while leaving out major players was a letdown for me. Seems like they had them arrive…panned to them a few times…then they’re gone. Love Patrick/Sabrinna, Mac/Felicia, Duke/Anna…/thought the Michael/Starr phone call while necessary was ridiculous… So in the entire extravaganza we didn’t have Kevin (who had to exit early), Frisco who also left early, Lulu,… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

I agre about the characters that went MIA. For being a charity event, the room got pretty empty! Would haved to have Carly, Jax and Noah still in the room.

totally agree with the Michael/Starr phone call — I realize GH had to do something wtih Starr but it’s out of character for her to ‘break up?’ over the phone.

Loved Sabrina, Emma & Patrick! The more Jason Thompson the Better!!

Ces
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Ces

* really I can spell!!* geez

jimh
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jimh

I like to think some of those who went missing were in the potty…it helped me better accept them not in all the scenes…lol

jimh
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jimh

I read somewhere that Kate and Connie dislike each other and refused to perform at the nurses ball together and because of their diva behavior Frank V and Ron C decided not to use them in any of the NB scenes to avoid any trouble! Its been known Kate and Connie have never gotten along and i fear sooner or later one of them might be let go!? Seriously!!!

Ces
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Ces

haha JimH!!! Probably better off we didn’t get any extra scenery chewing from Kate/Connie but she could have done one of those strip teases to light up the show! Yeah, hopefully either Vanessa Marcil can stick around or we can get back to either Kate or Connie. Not both!

Robbyrob
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Robbyrob

I noticed this too. The first thought that came to me was that this was the only way to have so many big actors there…budget wise. Compare the 2013 Ball to the ones in the 90’s and you can see how big the set was compared to the Metro Court. Also, it was really dark so you really couldn’t see who was actually present sometimes. Listen, I’m so not complaining and if it makes GH able to put this on then Bravo to Frank and company. It was hysterical watching Tracy dance and I loved her preening when she arrived… Read more »

jimh
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jimh

I thought the scene were Dr.O dancing was funny too!

jimh
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jimh

Maybe those who went missing were in the bathroom? lol

Ces
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Ces

haha, probably!! Loved Monica, Ephipany and Tracy dancing!! I also think Bradford Anderson is such a tremendous talent! GH is fun all around!!!!
Why no Kate/Connie doing some cuckoo number though? hmm

Patrick
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Patrick

Dr. O’s dancing was cute.

you know what? she’s actually a lovely woman.

that tight bun… severe demeanor… is telling.

having said.. that… it’s sad to see, a character, like Brit… who’s misguided PAST… is driven by being loved… tearful…. you wanna show compassion for Britt. you can tell, her longing looks and pauses… are pulling at her.

hopefully… Dr. O…. will help her through this… since Faison is no longer with… ?

Vicki
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Vicki

Absolutely loved the finale and just bought the song. I wondered if I’d get a sniffle with my giggles, and bit did these folks deliver. Robin would be well-pleased that Sabrina lives her daughter so sincerely (not hard to do, of course)!

Holly
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Holly

I absolutely loved the ending! The Nurses’ Ball overall was great! I’m even more excited about this show now than I was before. Can’t wait to see what comes next!

ethel
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ethel

i think that britt is pregnant with lulu’s embyo – which could mean that lante will get their much anticipated baby because britt doesn’t really want the baby – she can’t stand kids!

Patrick
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Patrick

i already posted this – perhaps it’s Brit’s way of saying…

she didn’t like the way her Parents… raised her…. Dr. O/Faison.

msguided Brit… will ultimately come clean…

Pam
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Pam

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them too Becky! Sabrina, Patrick and Emma – Awesome little family! The NURSE’S BALL was absolutely fabulous – The only thing I wish is that it was not ruined by the brich Britt showing up with her nonsense. Couldn’t Patrick and Sabrina go on at least ONE real date before she has to ruin it for them – I was hoping Patrick was going to be one of those that always finds the perfect little ‘family’ on GH. I hope she disappears soon with her fake pregnancy that’s no doubt going to mess up someone’s plan!!!

heidi
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heidi

Well done!!! Well done by all!!! Congratulations GH what a way to celebrate 50 years and the best show!!! LOVED the 3 days of Nurses Ball splendor!!! I love the shows where all or most of the cast play together! Brooklyn/Emma also appears to love those days… because she really looked like she was having the time of her life performing and playing with the adults! Except of course… when the Brit ruins the mood. Everyone did such a great job and this cast always looks like they are having a blast when they get together for these big episodes…… Read more »

jimh
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jimh

Another fine post from you!

heidi
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heidi

Thanks!

I’ve watched the finale a few times and am even more amazed at how well Brooklyn did playing the emotion with no lines just with her movement and her facial expressions… phenomenal!!! Loved the finale!!!

jimh
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jimh

Brooklyn is my favorite child actress…hope they never age her!

Rodd
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Rodd

Really, the whole Nurses Ball was a wonderful three-day event. So many wraps and so many beginnings have me anxious to see what’s next. I think the cast and crew did a marvelous job! As I’ve said before, the performances at the Ball were just homey enough to make them seem real; like you might be surprised to know someone to from accounting actually has a pretty singing voice or can dance. I loved that realism. The closing number was beautiful. Was that song composed for the show or was it made popular elsewhere? I’ve never heard it. Thank you,… Read more »

RichCD
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RichCD

I know this might not be a popular opinion on this board, but I would grade the 50th Anniversary/Nurses Ball a ‘C’. Some of it was very entertaining, but I found that last number to be really corny. And the character assassination of Frisco – combined with the cheap Cassadine theatrics – left me wishing for the old days.

Bill Wilson
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Bill Wilson

Agree on Frisco. He actually makes Robert look like a Father of the Year candidate!

Also, I would have liked more clips from days-gone-by mixed in. Musical montages of some of the super-couples from days gone by.

Also would have preferred to have seen the “spirits” of Alan, Rick and Emily in attendance at the Ball rather than the standard Monica/Tracy sitcom scenario that was spun instead. And why wasn’t Audrey there?

Tali
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Tali

Also agree! The Britta pregnant thing is a classic Ron C script and is tiring and boring, glad I won’t be sitting thru that. Loved the oldies, Frisco, Felicia & Mac, Anna & Duke, Luke & Laura, enve Lucy C whom I couldn’t stand back in the day. Would of liked to seen more Sonny & Carly. Will tune in the rest of the week because Robin will be there some way or other. she began taping 2/28 so her scenes are yet to air.

Robbyrob
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Robbyrob

I know some of us agree on this and I do too to a point and I’m not bashing you so please don’t take it that way. The character of Frisco was always written to be horrible as a father…so was Felicia. I started watching GH because I fell in love with Frisco/Felicia and then I fell head over heals in love with GH as a show. I blame writers and regimes past for decimating both characters. Phelps never used Felicia well even as KW was available. JW left and appeared on other soaps and primetime. Would GH ever have… Read more »

jimh
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jimh

I dont see you bashing anyone…i liked your post and agree with you!

RichCD
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RichCD

I don’t think anything is sinister at all. Many inclusions and exclusions were probably based on budgetary considerations as much as anything. And I think Frank V. did a masterful job bringing so many favorites back. I just didn’t care for the characterization of Frisco. He wasn’t ‘always’ portrayed as a bad father. That version of Frisco was ‘created’ long after Jack Wagner’s last appearance. With Jack actually on the show, I just think it could have been handled differently.

JulieG
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JulieG

I agree with you. Just went back to watch the nurses ball shows of the nineties. One of the things I thought was awesome then was they had the entire performance (minus a couple instances)…then they took breaks for silent auctions and raffles. They kept reminding the characters and viewers why they were there…We were introduced to wonderful characters like John Hanley (Lee Mathis). I cried when Lucy (Lynn Herring) announced his passing. Emily presented her “video project” one year, another year, they gave testimonials of aids patients by candlelight. When they took their “breaks” then you got to see… Read more »

Paul8148
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Paul8148

I’m thinking that it is dante and lulu’s baby and she he loses it or it dies durning child birth and demands or takes Maxie’s baby

Charles E.
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Charles E.

I STILL maintain that Maxie is carrying a Falconeri baby- she was carrying twins and miscarried one. Dr. Britch used that knowledge to her advantage after Maxie confessed to her one night stand with Spinelli. Perhaps she also impregnated herself with another Falconeri embryo as part of her mother’s grand scheme (does she know about Robin being alive?). Loved Molly’s number, Epiphany’s and the finale- is that a new song? Why was I suddenly thinking about Jerry Lewis singing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” at the end of his MDA telethons? Can the Rodgers & Hammerstein people sue ABC for making… Read more »

Tali
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Tali

I like the twin scenario – good idea!!

jimh
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jimh

I like your way of thinking about the Maxi/Britt baby storyline…you are kinda like me…i thought my ideas were good but now i kinda like yours better!

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I SO agree about Maxie carrying twins! Makes much more sense than what is being played out.

Keisha
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Keisha

I love it and Love Sabrina/Emma/Patrick, And The Nurses Ball is awesome. 🙂

Charday
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Charday

I love the Patrick-Sabrina-Britt storyline, and what a kick in the nuts that Britt is pregnant with Patrick’s baby! GH has had some great plot twists and turns the last couple of months. It’s turned into must-watch, incredible daytime TV.

Jennifer
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Jennifer

I love Sabrina & Patrick & Emma they are awesome to together I believe that Britt is not having. Patrick baby I believe she take Lulu egg and put in her body and say that it is Patrick baby to get him to love her. I am a big fan of Patrina I hope that Patrick fight for Sabrina doesn’t let Britt come between them because they are a cute couple and I love little Emma that she love Sabrina and want her in her family.

Patrick
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Patrick

I thought they should have ended the “Ball” w/ Epiphany and the Revelations…

that was an absolute scream…. a riot…

everybody Dance…. that train… was a fitting ending. LOL… i laughed for Monica and Tracy.

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the last song.. w/Sabrina singing “you are not alone”… was a little too much….

it’s like GH is shoving the pairing… of Patrick and Sabrina….

Dimples02
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Dimples02

That song was to Emma

Patrick
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Patrick

I know… but… it’s too much… to take in…. the cutesy cutesy lovey dovey… like this threesome gelled and belonged from the start.

they persevered and fought off all the elements…

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Dimples02
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Dimples02

I totally get it. I didn’t even finish listening to the song! LOL. I DO NOT like those ‘let’s just break out into song’ type of shows. Not a fan of Glee at all! LOL. Just not my thang! 🙂 But I also thought it was sweet and endearing to Emma. For me, it wasn’t about Patrick and Sabrina “the couple”. It was about that moment and putting Emma first and making sure she felt protected and loved after all that ish with Britt. Having Robin’s picture in the background just solidified that she will never be forgotten and that… Read more »

JustThinking
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JustThinking

Love Sabrina and Patrick. I remember reading a possible Britt “redemption storyline”. Maybe it could be revealing she is carrying Lulu and Dante’s baby… maybe after getting involved with Ethan. He would be the type of character that would understand her and maybe bring her some likablity. She might want to be honest with him if she cared for him. Another thought I had was when Sabrina talked about her mom being a nurse who would listen to her heart. Couldn’t it be possible she could be Anna’s daughter with David. Maybe her nurse mother listen to her heart often… Read more »

Denise Wolfgram
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Denise Wolfgram

The Nurse’s Ball was terrific. I loved all the acts. Emma was adorable, and she has a great singing voice. It was the best two days I ever had.

Shirley Miller
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Shirley Miller

I was very happily surprised at the Nurses’ Ball for 2013 …. it was even better than I anticipated. I thought all of the acts were fantastic …. particularly loved Sabrina and Emma. Jack/Frisco sounded better (and looked fabulous) than I have ever heard him, and Rick Springfield (Noah) blew me out of the ballroom. What talent we have on GH … the Nurses’ song was out of this world… and what can I say about Milo’s Magic men???? Lucy Coe was the BEST hostess and carried on just like she had been on GH constantly and there had been… Read more »

MEL
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MEL

I think Lesley should have been brought back.

Patricia
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Patricia

Make it. Happen with Patrick and Sabrina. I love them together not Britt.

Laura rose
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Laura rose

that song is stuck in my head I love that song I am addicted to that song that is the saddest song ever and the cutest song I love so much I play have listened to that song about 20 times already.

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Rademacher decided to appear on State of Mind along with his son, Peanut, to talk about the incidents of parenting and anger when raising his children, and the effects discipline can have on the kids.

There are some very emotional moments within the segment, as Peanut opens up about his feelings when his dad was upset with him and how he dealt with  it

Ingo also shares how over the past few years his relationship with his son has approved, while Maurice offers key moments from his past with his father and his own son.

Per Maurice on the concept behind the show and his ongoing website: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

Watch Ingo, Maurice and Peanut below and then let us know what you thought about this heartfelt conversation via the comment section below.

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As to the storyline: “Fireworks could be on the horizon for Harrison’s character.”

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When a soap opera allows a full episode to stay in the story they are telling, it can often make for a riveting hour of television.  This was the case and then some on Thursday’s emotional ending to General Hospital’s Alzheimer’s storyline; when the character of Mike Corbin (Max Gail) was given a proper send-off – a funeral – and being eulogized by those who loved and cared for him.

When GH is at its best through the years has been when it tackles social issues of our time, and this story will stand among the iconic soap’s best.  The backdrop of the story was that of father and son, grappling with and coming to terms with the past, finding love, forgiveness and redemption against this most horrific of diseases that has afflicted so many.

In the episode, Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carly (Laura Wright) go to church and prepare themselves for the emotional day as mourners come through and share their grief and condolensces and love for Mike.  Those included: Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth – back for this one), Stella (Vernee Watson), Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) and a touching moment between Diane (Carolyn Hennesy) and Carly where the legal eagle says to Carly that if she ever needs to drink and vent let her know.

 

As the funeral begins, one by one Mike’s family and friends say beautiful words of what he meant to them,. Michael reflects about how his grandfather loved to party and how he’d like them all to raise a glass for him. . Olivia, speaks on behalf of Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), and how close Mike and Dante were.  Ava (Maura West) talks about the love and kindness and joy he brought to little Avery.

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When Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) got up to speak, things became even more heartbreaking when she flashes back to a scene where she was having a terrible time and Mike was there for – always a great listener- but he tells he eventually, he will not remember her.

GH did a outstanding job of selecting scenes throughout the eulogies that punctuated who Mike was … and how he tied in to all of the characters lives.  Jason (Steve Burton) shared how he knew it wasn’t easy for Mike to come back and try to make amends with Sonny, but that no matter what, Mike kept trying to get through to Sonny to make things right between them.

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Stella’s moment was also heartbreaking recalling the man who became her friend.  Carly, who was the glue that held Sonny and the family together during Mike’s illness, shared her doubt if the family could handle Mike, and what was to come, but how Sonny helped his father find inner-peace..

When Sonny gets up to talk he reveals he had a lot of anger towards his father, and how the illness made him truly see the man his dad was inside.  Sonny tells his dad he is proud of him and how grateful he was that he came back into his life.   Next, Josslyn (Eden McCoy) sings as the mourners reflect back on Mike in a touching series of juxtaposed clips against the characters in the moment at the funeral.

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After the service had concluded Sonny and Carly talk how Morgan and Mike are together now, but Sonny asks for some time alone in the church. It is then Mike appears and tells his son it’s time he forgave himself, since Sonny forgave Mike.  He tells Sonny that he has made him very proud.  As he gets up to leave he kisses Sonny on the forehead and goes towards the light and to heaven.  Just after that, Dante appears at the front of the church, shocking Sonny in a beautiful analogy that now this father and son must deal with what’s ahead in their relationship, just as Sonny and Mike had done.

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This episode featured beautiful work by Maurice Benard, and Max Gail and everyone in the supporting cast who had their moments.  It was an ensemble piece but led by Benard and Gail, who should both be receiving Emmys in 2021 for their work..

What did you think of Mike’s funeral episode? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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